Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame
Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week
Eifert plays intricate role in game winning drive as Notre Dame rallies past Pittsburgh
Tyler Eifert currently leads all FBS tight ends in receptions and receiving yards.
Bethpage, N.Y. (September 28, 2011) - Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission. The junior recorded eight receptions for 75 yards and a receiving touchdown. Eifert's fourth quarter touchdown put Notre Dame ahead 13-12 followed by a two point conversion catch which cemented their 15-12 victory over Pittsburgh. Eifert now leads all FBS tight ends in receptions and receiving yards. Other candidates considered for this week's Mackey Tight End of the Week include Orson Charles of Georgia and Evan Rodriguez of Temple.
The 2011 recipient of "The Mackey" will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Red Carpet Show December 8, 2011 on ESPNU. Please visit www.johnmackeyaward.org for all Mackey Award related information including the John Mackey Selection Committee, the selection process and award criteria, information on all past award recipients and a high resolution image of the award trophy available for download.
The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by Tight Ends during the active season. The Tight End of the Week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process. The Nassau County Sports Commission, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College, is responsible for the administration of the John Mackey Award and the John Mackey Award Selection Committee.
The John Mackey Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA was founded in 1997 as a coalition of the major collegiate football awards to protect, preserve and enhance the integrity, influence and prestige of the game's predominant awards. The NCFAA encourages professionalism and the highest standards for the administration of its member awards and the selection of their candidates and recipients. For more information, visit the association's official website, www.ncfaa.org.